What the experts say
Coach Mag reckons the Forerunner 35 is an absolute bargain. It might now be a looker but the specs are fantastic at this price - especially the fact that it includes GPS.
Tom's Hardware found the Forerunner 35 to be affordable but didn't like the limited tracking capabilities (this watch is really just designed for running). It also thought the heart rate monitor was slow to react.
Wareable summed it up with the great line "(a)n affordable, feature-packed running watch that’s been hit by the ugly stick"
What users say
17 Jul 2018
Bought this as my first running watch. I had looked at the more expensive price bracket but so glad that I decided on this one. It is very easy to use and easy to start off when you start to do a run. There are a few activities to choose from so ideal for not just runners. Battery life is great, hardly have to charge it up. Great as a step counter. It also receives messages from my phone. Would defiantly recommend this product to a new runner.
17 May 2018
Love it, use it three times a week during runs and works great, exactly what I want. The app is really useful too and battery life more than acceptable. Would definately recommend.
29 Dec 2017
Bought this watch as I do a lot of running and wanted to upgrade my forerunner 10. This watch uploads via Bluetooth to connect and strava which is great and also counts your steps.
29 Dec 2017
Nice and lightweight watch. Love the colour. Simply to use and set up. Pairs easily with other devices and uploads quickly to strava (when linked)
29 Aug 2017
Purchased as a running watch but I'm now wearing everyday as it more or less tracks all my activities...love it. Having had a Garmin in the past the only thing that concerned me was the soft wrist strap which has actually turned out to be ideal for comfort for daily wear
19 Jul 2017
Bought as a present for my wife to replace her ageing Garmin 105. So far so good, she likes it !. Comfortable, fast to find satellite, much better screens and more features than the old 105. To be fair it replicates a lot of the features on her Fitbit but certainly worth a look if you are a runner. Not too expensive & not cluttered up with heaps of features / info you'll never need. Bought after reading a good review in Which magazine.
05 Jul 2017
It's a great watch . I love it. Easy to set up and use. Not only sync data to Garmin app but easily sync to my Strava. I run half marathons with it and it's gives me perfect timing. And it looks great :)
28 Jun 2017
Doesn't look too big on my small wrist, found it easy to use and get to grips with! Plenty of size options on strap and the colour is great! Used on bike and inside on treadmill and load to Strava. Very happy and good value for money.
19 Jun 2017
Love this running watch, not only is the Ice Blue colour my favourite colour but the comfort is great too. It's light to wear, easy to use (even for a technophobe like me) and has all the features I need from a fitness watch. Totally waterproof so need to take it off when swimming or running in the pouring rain. Love it so much I've bought my bestie one too!